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One language, two alphabets

Surayt to this day has been predominantly transmitted orally. It still lacks a standardized script, recognized by all readers. We adopt a method with two scripts for this course. For pedagogical purposes, all of the Surayt content is provided in two scripts, namely the Syriac script, and a Latin script developed for writing Surayt.

The Latin alphabet for Surayt includes a number of letters specific to its phonemic inventory, in addition to those letters which are recognized generally. It has 37 letters:

Aa, Ää, Bb, Cc, Čč, Dd, Ḏḏ, Ee, Ëë, Ff, Gg, Ġġ, Hh, Ḥḥ, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Ṣṣ, Šš, Tt, Ṭṭ, Ṯṯ, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz, Žž.

For precise pronunciation listen to the examples and read the description of each letter in Lesson 2.